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Announcing the Service Fabric provider for Bosh

Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that helps you build, deploy and manage microservices in any public cloud or on-premises. The platform powers mission critical services within Microsoft and external workloads running both Windows and Linux. To enable the provisioning of Ubuntu clusters in any environment, today we are announcing the Service Fabric provider...

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Tutorial: Using Azure DevOps to setup a CI/CD pipeline and deploy to Kubernetes

Introduction In this blog article, we will show you how to setup a CI/CD pipeline to deploy your apps on a Kubernetes cluster with Azure DevOps by leveraging a Linux agent, Docker and Helm. The combination of these technologies will illustrate how you can easily setup a CI/CD pipeline, leverage Configuration-as-Code and Infrastructure-as-Code, and accelerate...

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Microsoft joins OIN: FAQs with Erich Andersen

Microsoft recently joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), a community dedicated to protecting Linux and other open source software programs from patent risk. Since its founding in 2005, OIN has been at the forefront of helping companies manage patent risks and we’re humbled to be a part of it. It’s been great to see the...

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Updates on DevOps and CI/CD support for Jenkins

With DevOps World | Jenkins World around the corner (September 16-19 in San Francisco) and the recent announcement of Azure DevOps, this seems like a good time to provide an update on the options for working with Jenkins on Microsoft Azure. Side note: if you’re at DevOps World | Jenkins World, come visit us at our...

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OSCON 2017. Photo credit: O'Reilly Media

Celebrating OSCON’s 20th anniversary

We’re in Portland this week for OSCON’s return to the City of Roses (or Beervana, depending on who you ask) to celebrate the ground-breaking event’s 20th birthday. Some of Microsoft’s 3,000 open source contributors from across the company will be there showcasing some of their favorite open source technologies and community projects throughout many breakout...

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Tutorial: Immutable infrastructure for Azure, using VSTS, Terraform, Packer and Ansible

This is part 2 of a 2-part series on CI/CD for “infrastructure as code” on Azure. In part 1, we covered a basic pipeline building application and provisioning infrastructure codified as Terraform templates and Ansible playbooks. While it demonstrated how infrastructure is treated as a code – stored, versioned, and audited – there is still...

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Tutorial: CI/CD for Azure using Terraform, Ansible and VSTS

This is part 1 of a 2-part series demonstrating how to continuously build and deploy Azure infrastructure for the applications running on Azure. The first article will show how open source tools, such as Terraform and Ansible, can be leveraged to implement Infrastructure as Code. The second article in the series will enhance the infrastructure...

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How to create a custom VSTS agent on Azure ACI with Terraform

Open source tools, like Terraform and Ansible, can be leveraged to implement “infrastructure as code,” making it easier to continuously build and deploy cloud infrastructure across your applications. Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) provides automated pipelines to build, test, and deploy your code to any platform. It uses agents to perform build and release tasks....

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Connect with Microsoft at Red Hat Summit (or via the Live Stream!)

We’re headed to San Francisco soon for the Red Hat Summit, where we’re proud to again sponsor and participate in a forum that brings together communities who are passionate about open source in the enterprise. We announced our partnership with Red Hat in 2015, when we started making Red Hat solutions available natively to Microsoft...

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Get started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Azure for free

Red Hat and Microsoft are now offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Azure for enterprise developers with Azure free accounts and for Visual Studio subscribers using the Azure cloud. An Azure free account includes a $200 USD credit for the first 30 days for a combination of services, 12-months of popular free services, and more...

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